Medieval in 1/72 – finally my own project!

INTRODUCTION

Hello dear Wargamers! 馃檪

Today absolutely special post – beginning of my own big project!聽I`d like to share with you my first step in creation of two armies from 100 Years War in 1/72 scale. Finally 馃檪

Idea of medieval wargaming 聽is very close to my heart. I`ve always wanted to have a decent forces of knights and infantry on my shelf. First serious choice during this project – scale. In my modeling career, I’ve made everything from 3mm to 1/35 . After the initial selection I had three options:

A) 28 mm

+ Big size of miniatures = a lot of space for painting

+聽Conversions possibilities

+ Scale recommended for many wargaming systems

– Just a few boxes of minis in plastic (Perry)

–聽Price – especially metal sculpts are expensive

–聽It`s hard to create big army in reasonable budget

B) 1/72

+ A lot of producers in this scale

+聽Very low price

+聽Minis have decent size to paint (you can still see a lot of details)

+聽Big army is possible

– Low quality of plastic sets (material)

–聽It`s hard to find medieval scenery in 1/72

C) 10mm

+ Big availability of minis

+ Moderate price

+ Definitely big army!

– Miniatures are not availabe in my country (almost everything from online stores in UK)

– Hard to paint (I mean not so many details and a bit too many minis to paint)

TIME TO BUY SOMETHING

As you may see, I decided to pick 1/72. After a long session on Plastic Soldier Review I bought聽some boxes 馃檪 I wanted to check different producers to compare quality of sculpts, sizes etc. List of minis:

Zvezda – English Knights of the 100 Years War

Zvezda – English Infantry of the 100 Years War

Caesar Miniatures – European Medieval Foot Soldiers and Archers

Strelets – English Longbowmen

Italeri – English Knights and Archers

I have a plan to create two armies – English and French. Unfortunately all French 聽Zvezda boxes are discontinued (I received this info directly from Zvezda).

Almost 200 miniatures in workshop now. And much more on way to my home!

PLANS, PLANS, PLANS

I decided to create here on blog my small “diary” of this project. Below short todo list:

  • Time to choose wargaming system
  • I must find a way to create scenery
  • Bases system for all miniatures
  • Some closeups / small reviews of minis
  • Solid painting!

I hope you`ll follow this project. I count on your support and comments. Can`t wait for next steps. Really! 馃檪

Stay tuned wargamers. All the best!

8 thoughts on “Medieval in 1/72 – finally my own project!

    • Jest kilka naprawd臋 solidnych manufaktur z metalowymi modelami – by daleko nie szuka膰 Wargames Foundry. Sami bracia Perry maj膮 pot臋偶n膮 ofert臋 w metalu. Niestety stworzenie armii o rozmiarze jaki bym chcia艂 na tych偶e miniaturach jest daleko poza mo偶liwo艣ciami mojego portfela. 艢rednio za 8 figurek metalowych (co daje ledwo dwie podstawki w Hail Caesar) wychodzi 12 GBP :< Bardzo dzi臋kuj臋 za zostawienie komentarza i zapraszam przy okazji do kolejnych wpis贸w :))

      • Wszystko zale偶y od wzajemno艣ci 馃槈

        A na serio, to faktycznie w 28mm du偶a, 艂adna armia to wyjdzie zdecydowanie za drogo. To koszty ponad kiedys warhammerowe dla armii powy偶ej 2000 pkt. Czyli grube setki, przechodz膮ce w tysi膮ce z艂otych 馃檪
        Sam robi臋 sobie nie艣mia艂o Wojn臋 Dw贸ch R贸偶 w 28mm, ale to b臋dzie skrawek tego co chcia艂bym zrobi膰.

        pozdrawiam

        • Ile偶 to ja si臋 napatrzy艂em na WotR i ile nakmini艂em czy jednak nie uderzy膰 w te rejony i skal臋 馃槢 Mam jednak postanowienie, 偶e kiedy艣 zarzuc臋 projekt w 28mm ale z okresu pomi臋dzy XI-XIII wiekiem. Kiedy艣, mo偶e 馃檪

  • Super! Jakie艣 p贸艂 roku temu my艣la艂em o zbudowaniu armii do Kings of War w 1/72 w艂a艣nie na bazie figurek z okresu Wojny Stuletniej. Szuka艂em po sklepach i niestety mn贸stwo fajnych zestaw贸w by艂a ju偶 niedost臋pna wi臋c finalnie sobie darowa艂em.
    Je艣li chodzi o teren to wydaje mi si臋, 偶e swego czasu Zvezda mia艂a tego sporo – jakie艣 zamki, bombarda z du偶膮 sceniczn膮 podstawk膮 (okop, kosze, drewniana os艂ona za艂ogi). Podobnie jednak jak z Francuzami wydaje mi sie, 偶e to zamkni臋ty temat.
    B臋d臋 obserwowa艂 post臋py. Pozdrawiam

  • Cze艣膰.
    Jak nie b臋dziesz mia艂 za z艂e to za jakie艣 2-3 miesi膮ce mog臋 Tobie podes艂a膰 troch臋 piechoty i konnicy ze 艣redniowiecza.

  • Nie zbieram dla armii robi臋 diorame. To co zostanie mog臋 wys艂a膰. Na chwil臋 obecn膮 to oko艂o 500 konnych i 100 piechoty ( Zvezda, Mini Art, Strelets, Italeri). A drugie tyle w piwnicy.

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